Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

Bamboo stalks and bags of rice

Yue-Wah Oriental Foods

2328 South Park Street

Down each aisle comes a new and exotic smell
Eggplants and other vegetables at the market Spices and durians and mangos, and meats,
Eggplants, and coconuts, and chili, and sweets.
The smells fill my nostrils
They roll off the air
All through the store.
Smells are here and there
Smells they are sharp, strong and sweet
Smells they float by in one waving sheetRed chili peppers
The scents are carried on the breeze
Of mochi, and peppers, and all kinds of teas
The smells are everywhere
Of foods that are rare
Drifting, soaring
Wherever they may be
Smells are important to me.
Shelves filled with jars at the Yue Wah market –Miracle

In Yue Wah there was a lot of food, and they sell like coconut cookies, marshmallow, rowadosa, yanyan, yellow panda, and they had eight kinds of peppers. They have Thai red chili, Serrano, Jamaican chili, jalapeno, banana pepper, poblano, and finger hot chili. I know some pepper is spicy, and some is not spicy at all. They also have lots more food. . . . You should go to Yue Wah, and get something to eat or drink.

Entering Yue-Wah
is like entering another world
a world of food
all of it. . .
frozen fish
frozen black chicken
piñatas. . .
make it what it is

Durians, a spiky-fleshed fruit Woody and spiky
Huge and pointy
Back at the back
Is the durian at Yue Wah
Which obviously needs
To be peeled!

Entering you see
A world to be discovered
There are many different cultures
Find one
You'll find the others

Link back to the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures

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Page Last Updated: January 12, 2005